Attention, husbands: if you really want to make our Valentine’s date night or Mother’s Day special (or just earn yourself some serious brownie points), you’ll be needing this little list of the best boutique florists and industry veterans in Singapore. Take your pick from these beautiful bouquets, unique posies and spectacular floral displays – we even found the florists that can deliver in a hurry if you’ve left it to the last minute. Not that you’d ever do that…
Now this idea we love! Interior designer/florist Kate Gallagher has come up with a brilliant concept: she finds the best blooms from the wholesale market each Friday morning, designs a bouquet, and posts it on the website and on Instagram so you know what’s on offer. This ensures no waste and that flower lovers get the freshest bunch. The bouquets are lovely and elegant, and priced at $65. We want to start #flowerfridays here at HoneyKids! Order before 2pm for same day delivery island-wide.
You may have seen our sister sites HoneyBrides and Honeycombers rave about Charlotte Puxley, who’s brought her signature boho bunches from London to Tiong Bahru – ahem, she was part of the team that created Kate Moss’ wedding bouquet! Think English countryside meets the tropics: large blooms, lots of colour, lush foliage and wild beauty. Drop into her Tiong Bahru studio and you’re also likely to walk out with the loveliest vase you’ve seen from her little collection. And check out her video tutorial on HoneyBrides to see her whip up a beautiful bohemian English-style bouquet. Pssst: Charlotte is offering 10% off all Valentine’s bunches with the code frommetoyou.
79 Chay Yan Street; www.charlottepuxleyflowers.com
A Better Florist
These guys live up to their name: order a gorgeous bunch online, and they’ll deliver for free in 90 minutes! (That means there’s really no excuse for forgetting the flowers.) The menu is short and sweet, with some showstoppers for Valentine’s Day – and if flowers really, really aren’t your thing, you can send a box of succulents. We’ll love that too. Pssst: you can also order from A Better Florist through HonestBee!
The folks behind Mirage Flowers really know their stuff – just take a peek at their portfolio on their website and you’ll see why. Not only are their arrangements pretty dreamy, these guys are pros at transforming any venue into a gorgeous floral wonderland. Book her for your little princess’s fairytale birthday bash. Mother’s Day or birthday bouquet? Delivery is from $20!
6 Raffles Boulevard, Singapore 039594; www.mirageflowers.com.sg
Cotton & Sage
We discovered this lovely bunch at the Open Farm Community Social Market and were won over by the rustic vibe and perfect mini posies: this is a loose, natural look we just love. Want to make someone happy? Send an arrangement of bold, bright blooms: this bunch pictured above will smell divine too. Email the crew at firstname.lastname@example.org to order!
Pretty as a picture, we love the blooms from here. They’re interesting combinations of flowers used to make silky wraps, hand-tied bouquets, and baskets never fail to wow. Shop online, or you can also learn a few tricks at their workshops and professional classes.
334 King George’s Avenue, Singapore 208571; www.floralmagic.com.sg
We love everything about this cafe and florist (also pictured at top), which has just relocated from Haji Lane to Telok Ayer St with a jungalow vibe (think rattan sofas, a wall of monstera leaves and palm-print wallpaper) and cakes to die for. But back to the flowers: you’ll find Shop Wonderland’s florists at a pop-up on the pavement if it’s your lucky day, or head upstairs to their workshop. Choose from beautiful blooms, tropical greens and the occasional native Australian beauties: you can put together a pretty bunch for under $20 (we’re making this our new weekly treat). Look out for the lunchtime floristry jams sessions!
134 Telok Ayer St, Singapore 068600; www.wfdp.myshopify.com
Far East Flora
Whether you’re getting a single stalk or grandeur de rose, you can get them all from Far East Flora (even trad options like lilies and roses). These big boys also ship internationally!
565 Thomson Road, Singapore 298184 (located within Goodwood Florist); www.fareastflora.com
Sing See Soon
For something big like a wedding or corporate event, these guys are the experts. Five generations of industry experience are brought to bear in sculptural and themed arrangements. Having been established for 90 years, they do regular work for Hilton and Marina Bay Sands. Check out their Colours & Bloom app where you can experiment with different looks.
32 Punggol East, #01-01 to #01-06, Singapore 828824; www.singseesoon.com
Poppy Flora Studio
Who ever said floral arrangements have to be girly? We love these wild, vintage-inspired bouquets (not a baby’s breath in sight). Creative director Sarah has an innate skill in creating bouquets that impress – it’s what makes her one of Singapore’s leading floral designers. Keep an eye out for the workshops at the studio’s Flower School.
#01-03, 3 Park Lane Seletar, The Summerhouse, Singapore 798387; www.poppy.com.sg
Sophie at Wild About Flowers
You may have spotted Sophie Hancock at one of the fairs, and like us, fallen in love with her bunches of blooms spilling with lush foliage and cheerful pops of colour. Our features writer, Tracy, had a blast at one of her workshops, and for a lovely party idea that’s pretty unique, Sophie hosts flower arranging sessions for kids! We say Sophie is a boutique florist to watch…
Simply Flowers has four outlets and a wide selection of floral arrangements, they’re our go-to guys for quality blooms that won’t cost the earth, and the Mother’s Day arrangements are pretty sweet: choose from posies in a teacup, a bouquet presented with a floral teapot and a colourful bunch created for a foodie mum (with gourmet sauces by Shermay Lee!). Simply Flowers also handles flower arrangements and venue decoration services for special events.
Pickering Street, 313 @ Somerset, JEM and Parkway Parade; www.simplyflowers.com.sg
24 Hrs City Florist
Who’d have thunk it: if you’re faced with an emergency and NEED flowers, 24 Hrs City Florist is your go-to. Their retail outlet is open for 21 hours daily but they make deliveries round the clock and can pull off same-day delivery. Choose your petals by occasion and category, or simply handpick the flowers you want.
161 Lavender Street, #01-05, Singapore 338750; www.24hrscityflorist.com
Tiong Bahru Wet Market
If you want some inexpensive blooms, you can’t go wrong with Tiong Bahru Wet Market. They don’t have a huge variety but they last well and a great way to practice your skills if you’ve tried a floral arranging workshop. We love the ginger flowers!
Tiong Bahru Wet Market, 30 Seng Poh Road, Singapore 168898.
Photography (top image): courtesy of Shop Wonderland